STATE FAIR GATE FEE INCREASE REJECTED

An attempt to raise entrance fees to the South Dakota State Fair was headed off by a legislative committee on Tuesday.  State Fair officials came to the rules review committee with a proposal to raise the gate fee from $6 to $10.  Senator Jean Hunhoff of Yankton told them that they did not follow the right procedures.

Hunhoff said the fair and the Department of Ag and Natural Resources should have put a fee proposal in their budget.

Hunhoff is co-chair of the joint committee on appropriations said that was where the plan should have gone.

The committee voted 4-1 to revert the rule to an earlier step, in effect stopping it for the time being.

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